Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy - Orthopedics or Sports

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Lynchburg invites applications for a full-time (12 month) tenure-track or clinical track assistant/associate professor level faculty position to begin January of 2021. 

The ideal candidate should have experience teaching orthopedic/musculoskeletal content to entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Additionally, candidates should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues. Responsibilities for this faculty position, in addition to teaching orthopedics content, will include teaching in other areas of expertise, advising students, providing service to the program and University, and performing scholarly activities. 

University and Program:
The University of Lynchburg is a private four-year liberal arts institution located in Central Virginia in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The University is ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities (South), and is recognized by Princeton Review as one of the “Best-Run Colleges” in the United States.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is part of the College of Health Sciences with opportunities for interprofessional experiences with a variety of other health science programs. The program is housed in the Graduate Health Sciences Building with more than 37,000 square feet dedicated to physical therapy instruction, service, and research. The curriculum features an innovative hybrid model of instruction that prepares student physical therapists to become generalist practitioners who become leaders in the profession. Clinical practice is promoted among faculty and opportunities exist within the onsite free clinic. The Program received initial accreditation in 2013 and is scheduled for re-review in 2028.  

Required Qualifications: 

    Experience teaching orthopedic/musculoskeletal content to entry-level DPT students ABPTS Certification in orthopedics and/or sports A minimum of five years of contemporary physical therapy clinical practice Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  Licensed or eligible for licensure as a physical therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia licensure is expected within one year of employment) A scholarly agenda that contributes to teaching and/or practice Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working in faculty teams for teaching, service, and scholarship Manual therapy certification Fellowship training in an area related to orthopedics or sports physical therapy An earned academic doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, EdD, DSc, or DHSc);  candidates approaching completion of a terminal academic degree will also be considered

The University of Lynchburg offers a competitive salary with a generous benefits package, relocation reimbursement, a promotion and tenure system that is compatible with the clinician/teacher model, and partnerships with regional healthcare systems that provide a variety of clinical opportunities. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and academic qualifications. The final candidate must pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.  

Interested applicants should send 1) a letter of interest describing their teaching philosophy, 2) a current CV, 3) official graduate transcripts, and 4) telephone and email contact information for three references to:

Jason Grandeo, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Chair, Physical Therapy Search Committee
University of Lynchburg
College of Health Sciences
School of Physical Therapy
300 Monticello Ave., Suite A
Lynchburg, VA 24501 

University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. University of Lynchburg strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.